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fa·cil·i·tate

 (fə-sĭl′ĭ-tāt′)
tr.v. fa·cil·i·tat·ed, fa·cil·i·tat·ing, fa·cil·i·tates
1. To make easy or easier: political agreements that facilitated troop withdrawals.
2. To lead (a discussion), as by asking questions, mediating between opposing viewpoints, or ensuring that all participants' views are heard.

[French faciliter, from Old French, from Italian facilitare, from facile, facile, from Latin facilis; see facile.]

fa·cil′i·ta′tive (-tā′tĭv) adj.
fa·cil′i·ta′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.facilitator - someone who makes progress easier
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
Translations

facilitator

[fəˈsɪlɪteɪtəʳ] Nfacilitador(a) m/f

facilitator

[fəˈsɪlɪteɪtər] n (in negotiations)facilitateur/trice m/f; (educational)animateur/trice m/f

facilitator

nVermittler(in) m(f); the role of teachers as facilitatorsdie Vermittlerrolle von Lehrern
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Generally, FIEP meetings are led by a trained member of the school team, but ADE will offer a State-level facilitator for IEP teams experiencing conflict or communication difficulties.
No facilitator is permitted to create a lesson, write a test, correct a test, or deviate from the Common Core materials--unless they want to be fired.
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Kabul, March 20 (Xinhua-ANI): A Taliban weapons facilitator was captured Tuesday in northern Afghanistan's province of Balkh, the coalition forces said on Wednesday.
12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PMAlliance, a Stone Mountain Georgia project management training and consulting company, continued to maintain its position as an industry leader in project planning and control facilitation by having a third wave of consultants receive the Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) designation by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).
Dudley, a healthcare education lecturer, facilitator, trainer, and simulated patient in the UK, provides a guide for facilitators using simulated patients in healthcare training.
Eventually, the nurse facilitator is able to take up to three students for as long as a semester, and faculty members are able to oversee eight to 10 facilitators.
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I can now, upon reflection, say that the facilitator training was succinct and highly valuable.
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